Here’s news. Aindrita Ray just got herself a sister. Or a cousin. Praneeta looks remarkably like the “Manasaare” girl. She also goes some way to address the producers’ never-ending complaint that local Kannada girls shy away from doing ‘bold’ scenes, that they are uncomfortable in ‘revealing clothes’ etc.
As for the rest, “Porki” turns the word on its head, with Darshan in full form. Like Mahesh Babu (Pokiri) and Salman (Wanted), the Challenging Star gives back the entire ticket money’s worth. Hitting the cruise mode early, “Porki” presents a montage of emotions and action. The fights are nicely choreographed and dialogues pack a punch.
The director has remained faithful to the original story byPuri Jagannath, thereby giving unalloyed joy to both action buffs and the sentimental ones.
Yet, it must be said that some of the native sensibilities do not allow vulgarity take over and, would eventually render any such depiction a farce. The actors are perfectly cast. Harikrishna and Krishnakumar offer readymade dry food, with money well-spent. Ashish Vidyarthi has little scope to grate on the nerves and Shobhraj is believable.